Blue Bresil

'He's Put Us On The Map' – Capital Stud Boss Puts Faith Behind Authorized

Capital Stud boss Ger O'Neill has revealed that Authorized (Ire) will stand for a similar fee to dominant National Hunt stallion Walk In The Park (Ire) and outlined his hopes that the new recruit to the County Kilkenny operation will help raise the relatively new outfit's profile amongst Irish breeders.  O'Neill's perseverance paid off in securing the 20-year-old Derby winner and sire of Tiger Roll (Ire), one of the most famous jumps horses of the modern era, from the Jockey Club of Turkey for what he described as "a frightening"...

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Half-Brother to Stage Star Tops Day 1 of Goffs December NH Sale

The Goffs December National Hunt sale saw a leading €110,000 price for the top lot (157A, a wildcard entry) as the highest for a NH foal anywhere in 2023. The session-topping lot by Walk In The Park (Ire) is a half-brother to multiple Grade I-scorer Stage Star (Ire) (Fame And Glory {GB}). Out of the graded-stakes winning jump mare Sparky May (GB) (Midnight Legend {GB}), the foal went to Richard Frisby, who also struck earlier for lot 101, a Blue Bresil colt, secured for €45,000. David Cox of Baroda Stud,...

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Blue Bresil Yearling Heads Final Day of Tattersalls November NH Sale

A yearling by Blue Bresil (Fr) led the final session of the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale NH Sale Thursday. Out of the Shantou mare Thanks For Tea (Ire) (lot 992), the colt was purchased for €58,000 by Kevin Ross Bloodtsock. Sold by Ballyhampshire Stud, the yearling was the 18th foal or yearling by Blue Bresil to sell for €50,000 or more over the five days' sale, and was the week's third session topper for the Rathbarry Stud stallion. "The gelding has been bought on spec," said Anna Ross. "We...

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Blue Bresil Colts Shine Day 1 of November NH Sale

The first session of the Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale kicked off on Sunday with progeny by Blue Bresil (Fr)--sire of the six-time Grade 1 winner and November NH Sale graduate Constitution Hill (GB)--in high demand as two of his colts took the top two spots, as well five of the day's top ten prices overall. Lot 89, a bay colt out of the Shirocco (Ger) mare Bee Yanka (GB), brought €68,000 online from Timmy Hillman to be the day's highest price. The March foal was consigned by Clonmult on...

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New British Record At Doncaster Spring Store Sale Opener

A new British record was established during the first of two sessions of the Doncaster Spring Store Sale when Goldford Stud's filly by Blue Bresil (Fr) was hammered down for £210,000. The daughter of Petticoat Tails surpassed the previous mark of £200,000 set at this same event 12 months ago. The Astons' Goldford Stud have accounted for the top seller at the Spring Store Sale no fewer than 10 times, including five years consecutively from 1997-2001. It was an especially poignant transaction for the Astons in light of the passing...

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Sean Doyle: 'You're Better Off Thinking Of The Rewards Rather Than The Risks'

Sean Doyle pulls Monbeg Park (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}) out of his stable and says proudly, "That's the type of horse the likes of Willie Mullins and Eddie O'Leary want to buy."  It begs the question, why is Monbeg Park lining out for Doyle and not any of the powerhouse stables in Sunday's G1 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle? After all, Doyle has earned a reputation for selling future stars rather than racing them and can count a Cheltenham Festival-winning graduate to his roll of honour almost every...

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'Honeysuckle More Likely To Be Retired Than Run In Mares' Hurdle At Cheltenham'

   Peter Molony is best known for being the man who bought the reigning Champion Hurdler Honeysuckle (GB) (Sulamani {Ire}) on behalf of his client Kenny Alexander. He also works for Sheikh Fahad's Qatar Racing operation, is an agent for Goffs and has had a multitude of top horses through his hands at Rathmore Stud. That may be why the Limerick native signs off on his Twitter bio with the word 'busy'!    Son of the legendary Martin Molony, widely regarded as the best dual-purpose jockey of all time, Peter...

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Record Cheltenham November Sale

Sales returned to Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday for the first time since the pandemic, and the Cheltenham November Sale produced record results. Fifty horses were sold for £4,288,500-a record for any select point-to-point sale--at an average of £85,770 and a clearance rate of 93%. Topping trade was the 4-year-old Arctic Bresil (GB) (Blue Bresil {Fr}) (lot 28), who finished second in a highly regarded maiden point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm. He was bought by Gerry Hogan for £305,000. In total, 14 lots realised £100,000 or more from 12 individual buyers. "This...

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Getaway Colt Tops Tattersalls Ireland NH Opener

The rescheduled three-day Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale kicked off on Saturday, with 173 of the 231 lots offered sold (74.8%) for €2,167,000. The average climbed 2% to €12,526, while the median dipped 14% to €8,200. Saturday's session featured mostly foals with some yearlings mixed in, and Timmy Hillman of Castledillon Stud was busy at the top of the market, buying the session-topping Getaway (Ger) colt foal (lot 205) for €85,000-the highest price for a National Hunt foal in 2020--as well as the third-highest priced offering, a colt foal...

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Figures Up At Goffs UK January Opener

National Hunt mares and short yearlings took to the ring at Doncaster on Tuesday for the first of two sessions of the Goffs UK January Sale. The session returned increases across the board, with the average up 22% to £11,551 and the median soaring 42% to £8,500. The clearance rate for the 108 horses sold was 68%. The 82 yearlings sold returned the second-highest average ever for the sale at £12,560. Taking top billing was Mill House Stud's yearling colt by Blue Bresil (Fr) (lot 71), who was picked up...

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